This Kato EMD E8A (E9A) diesel (they're visually almost identical) is based on classy passenger locomotives used from the 1950s into the 1970s, with a few remaining in museum and excursion service in the 21st Century. Features of this E-unit includes a detailed, injection-molded body, five-pole motor with dual flywheels, all-wheel electrical pickup, heavy die cast metal chassis, fine decoration, directional LED headlights and Kato magnetic knuckle couplers. Bodies come in several different headlight, pilot, numberboard and dynamic brake configurations as appropriate for each roadname or scheme. The EMD E8A (E9A) operated on railroads from coast to coast, so this N Scale model will look right at home on your 1950s-and-later layout. This unit features a factory-installed DCC decoder for realistic motor and lighting control. This EMD E8A is one of many Kato N Scale diesel locomotives.